folder VI. Safe Third Country

Main Debates

Deflection and deterrence policies v. protection obligations

What minimum safeguards should there be for the implementation of safe third country returns?

Are European safe third country practices shifting the responsibility for refugees to transit states?


Main Points

Contrasts between UNHCR and EU criteria for determining safe third countries

Safe third country lists

European safe third country notion

Chain deportations


Editor’s Note

See Section V.2.5.2 regarding Readmission agreements.